Orange County fire lieutenant suspended after allegedly sending nude photos while on duty

An Orange County Fire lieutenant is suspended after he was accused of sending nude photos while on duty.

However, the lieutenant, Edward Stuemke, is fighting back, saying the woman he sent them to, sent them to the county to get revenge when he ended their relationship.

Read: Sexual harassment, threesome in ambulance under investigation at Orange County Fire Rescue

County investigators say the lieutenant, who is in a position of leadership and manages others and has been with the department for 15 years, should have known better than to allegedly take the photos and perform sex acts while in a fire station bathroom.

Read: Task force looks at ways to change work culture within Orlando Fire Department

Stuemke and his union attorney argue he’s the victim. Florida is one of at least 38 states with “revenge porn” laws, which state it’s a misdemeanor crime to willingly share nude photos of someone who has an expectation of privacy, and that the photo won’t be shared without their permission.

Stuemke’s attorney has accused the county of being an accessory to the alleged crime.

Stuemke, who was newly promoted, has a week to appeal his suspension.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.